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Greater New Bedford Career Center Spring Job Fair

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The Greater New Bedford Career Center (618 Acushnet Avenue) will be hosting a Spring Job Fair on May 7th from 9am – 12pm. Veterans only from 9am – 9:30am.

Positions available:

SALES POSITIONS
• Strategic Transitions – Sales positions
• Partnership Employment – Customer Service – “On Process”
• Sovereign Bank – Customer Service Representatives
Collections Representatives

PERSONAL CARE POSITIONS
• Home Instead – Home Care Assistants, Companions
• Sacred Hearts Home – Certified Nurses’ Aides

TRANSPORTATION POSITIONS
• Child Development and Education- Transportation jobs – 7 D Drivers
• Sid Wainer – Truck Drivers (all licenses- applicants are required to present
RMV driving record at interview)
STAFFING AGENCIES
• Associated Career Network – Various positions
• Spherion Staffing – Various Positions
• East Coast Staffing Solutions – Various positions

New Bedford Medical Associates – EXPERIENCED Medical Assistants

Bristol County Sheriff – Correctional Officers

Tradesmen International – Yacht Repair & Welders

Tips on Preparing for a Job Fair:

BEFORE YOU GO:
• Know which employers are attending.
See the career fair / job fair list that links to each event web site.
• Do enough research to make “A” &”B” lists of employers to meet.
• Have plenty of copies of your resume ready. You might need to prepare more than one version.
• Be prepared that some employers cannot accept hard copy resumes and will ask you to apply online. This is to comply with federal regulations about the way employers keep data on applicants, and to manage applicant data efficiently.
• Prepare a 20 to 30 second introduction to use with employers
• Prepare questions in advance:
Employers want employees who are proactive, thoughtful, and listen well. Make yourself stand out with smart questions
• Know the dress code. Each fair has its own styles and traditions. Some are business casual; some suggest or require interview attire.

AT THE CAREER/JOB FAIR:
• Watch your manners and mannerisms
• Handshakes are critical. Have a good handshake and make good eye contact
• Be clear and engaging when you speak.
• Don’t be misled into thinking of the fair as a social event
• Carry a simple padfolio to keep your resumes organized and ready
• Have an open mind




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 1 May, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings. To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center. These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of May, 1st, 2013:

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1. Warehouse Workers #2269885 – Interested applicants must have good work record and be dependable. Positions are available on First, Second & Third Shift. Applications available at the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

2. Distribution Manager #2255475 – Details: Area Distribution Manager.

Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company) has created and developed some of the nation’s most recognized and successful brands, such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony’s®, Edwards®, Pagoda Express® brands, among others. We currently have an opening for an Area Distribution Manager. This position is responsible for managing the distribution activities of assigned depot operations.

Responsibilities: Manage staff to achieve distribution support of sales, operate within DOT guidelines and implementation of safety practices.

3. Seasonal Drivers #2250747 – Qualifications include:
– Minimum age of 21 years old
– Clean driving record
– Drug screen, background check, physical required
– Customer Service Skills
– No equipment necessary
– One year commercial driving experience within past 3 years strongly preferred
– Minimum of six months experience driving a like-sized commercial vehicle within the last three years is required. Hours 25+

4. Seasonal Beach Parking Lot Cashier #2269813 – Collects fees and tickets. Maintains an accurate log of daily sales. Picks up trash in parking lots. Provides security within assigned area to limit thefts and vandalism of vehicles occupying garage and garage property. Maintains garage and/or parking lot to ensure they are kept clean and orderly. Works under the supervision of the Traffic Commissioner. Position is 40 hours (weather permitting) Subject to a CORI check. The City of New Bedford does have a residency requirement.

5. Seasonal Beach Parking Lot Attendant #2269808 – This position is SEASONAL. Responsibilities are to ensure all cars parked in beach parking lots have purchased and/or displayed parking pass. Keeps hourly/daily count of all vehicles entering beach facilities. Routinely keeps parking lots clear of trash and debris. Works under the general supervision of the Traffic Commissioner. Work is Weather Permitting.

The City of New Bedford has a Residency Requirement. Subject to a CORI check.

6. Computer Aided Design Technician #2269888 – Computer Aided Design Tech needed for a local manufacturer. Must have strong computer and CAD experience. Selected candidate will be working closely with the design and production staff. Must be dependable and possess a strong work ethic.

7. Medical Assistant #2284698 – Medical Assistant, Start Date ASAP.

  • New Bedford Cardiology, 275 Allen Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
  • Full-Time Position, Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm
  • Experienced Medical Assistant to work in busy Cardiology office.
  • Duties include: Taking patients into room, taking vitals and patient histories, performing EKG’s & injections. Candidate must be a certified Medical Assistant with 3-5 years’ experience, and EMR experience is helpful.

8. Industrial Gas Technician #2284672 – Total Welding Supply has an excellent opportunity for a Cylinder Filler to fill high-pressure and cryogenic cylinders at our East Freetown facility. The position also involves painting final preparation (packaging) and assisting customers on the loading dock. Will assist loading/unloading of trucks and pallets and cylinder maintenance. Other duties as necessary.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 24 April, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings. To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center. These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of April, 24th, 2013:

1. Part Time Office Help #2220661 – Basic duties include, but are not limited to: Entering client data into databases, scanning, electronic filing, shredding. Skills required: aptitude for learning new computer programs, attention to detail and accuracy a must, organized, able to maintain strict confidentiality, able to pass security clearance. We require someone dedicated to working in a confidential environment. This position offers growth in both hours and responsibilities. Of the 10 hours 4 hours are on Thursday.

hot-jobs-new-bedford12. Registered Nurse #2235288 – Greater New Bedford Community Health Center seeks a float nurse with urgent care experience. Desirable part-time flexible schedule, Saturdays required. Competitive compensation.

MA RN licensure.
1. Registered Nurse with current Massachusetts license, BSN preferred.
2. 1-2 years experience in community health and/or triage nursing preferred.
3. CPR certification (with AED) required. ACLS desirable.
4. IV experience preferred.
5. Bilingual preferred.

3. Accounts Payable Clerk #2228359 – Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment. Prints and obtains signatures on all accounts payable checks. Maintains all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and corporate accounts payable files. High School Diploma, Word, Excel. Temporary: Temp To Hire.

4. Accounts Receivable Clerk #2228363 – Generate and send out invoices, follow up on, collect and allocate payments, carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadline, perform account reconciliations, monitor customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments and other irregularities, research and resolve payment discrepancies, generate age analysis, review AR aging to ensure compliance. High School Diploma, Word, Excel. Temporary.

5. Plumbing Service Technician #2238221 – Plumbing Service Tech needed for top rate SERVICE shop. Must be neat, clean and able to pass drug and background check. A commitment to the customer a must. Mass journeyman plumbing license.

6. Seasonal Drivers #2250747 – Qualifications include:
– Minimum age of 21 years old
– Clean driving record
– Drug screen, background check, physical required
– Customer Service Skills
– No equipment necessary
– One year commercial driving experience within past 3 years strongly preferred
– Minimum of six months experience driving a like-sized commercial vehicle within the last three years is required.
-Hours 25+.

7. Faith Coordinator #2238227 – Bridges to Faith Network. Develop connections for persons with developmental disabilities. Identify, develop, support and monitor volunteer faith companions in multiple faith communities. Attend monthly committee meetings. Maintain accurate documentation. Network with BTF members. 10 hours/week, @25.00/hour. Apply to: Better Community Living, Bridges to Faith Committee, 5 Ventura Drive, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747 AA/EOE

8. 7-D Van Drivers #2250802 – 7D Drivers needed to fill positions for travel in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River and New Bedford. Must have 7D license, must pass CORI & Drug test. Employer will train qualified applicant. Hours are split shift: 6:00am to 9:30am and 1:45pm to 5:45pm.

9. Irrigation Technician #2250883 – Must have knowledge of irrigation, installation and service. Must be dependable. Must have valid driver’s license and at least three year’s experience




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 16 April, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of April, 16th, 2013:

1. Cook/Part-Time #2203479 – Employer is looking to fill this position ASAP. This position requires a 2 week rotating schedule. Week 1 is Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Week 2 is Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Serve Safe Certification is preferred, but NOT required. There is a 90 day probation period, after 90 days, you will receive a pay adjustment and are therefore eligible for benefits.

2. Sr. Programmer Analyst #2203382 – Acushnet Company, home to the leading brands in golf (Titleist and FootJoy) has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Programmer Analyst. In this position the incumbent will be responsible for facilitating organizational changes and promote continuous improvement by developing and maintaining business application software. Document project objectives and business REQUIREMENTS. Translate business requirements into functional and technical DESIGN specifications. DEVELOP software with business oriented programming languages and related software tools. Insure that application software is reliable by developing and executing TEST plans. Enhance quality of projects by developing and executing detail IMPLEMENTATION schedules. Promote organizational learning by developing DOCUMENTATION and providing TRAINING. Develop software ESTIMATES and maintain schedule of own project tasks. Support existing applications on a 24×7 basis as a member of an applications HELP DESK process.

hot-jobs-new-bedford3. Customer Service/Insurance #2190662 – Customer Service – Commercial and Residential lines – License a plus. Provide quotes for commercial and residential lines. Understanding of commercial insurance. Willing to train the right candidate.

4. Assistant Chef #2196031 – Candidate will work closely with Executive Chef and Sous Chef in a high volume setting. 7 years minimum experience preferred. 5 day work week. Must be able to lead and supervise a productive kitchen. Coast Guard regulated drug test is mandatory. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Forward resume to chartwells@maritime.edu or apply in person at Chartwells at Massachusetts Maritime Academy 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, and Mass 02532. Employment is with Chartwells not Mass Maritime Academy. Full benefits, competitive wages.

5. Seasonal Laborers #2190705 – Performs unskilled work and operates a variety of equipment relative to the department. Dig holes, trenches and other excavations; shovels materials and levels areas; loads/unloads supplies; cleans litter and debris from streets, parking lots; mows grass; trims shrubs and lower parts of trees; rakes leaves. Any related duties. This position is of a seasonal nature and can only work a maximum of five months. It is not entitled to benefits. The City of New Bedford has a Residency Requirement. APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 19TH.

6. General Office Position #2190663 – Looking to grow our office team. Seeking full time general office position, Monday – Friday. Duties include: maintaining a smile and positive attitude, answering phones, greeting visitors, data entry, filing, other general office duties, etc. Looking for someone who is reliable, highly motivated, efficient, organized and professional. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Publisher is a MUST.

7. Maintenance Worker #2208963 – May perform minor electrical duties such as replacing light bulbs, face plates, and switches. May work as a plumber in installing fittings and in opening clogged drains. Performs light repair, and maintenance of buildings, stairways, partitions, doors, wood fixtures and furniture. May operate hand saw and electric skill saw. Will maintain tools and machinery in good condition and use all tools carefully and as instructed.

Removal of trash from building. Available before and after hours to provide snow removal from around building, also removal of ice as needed. Ability to move furniture, boxes and equipment in the Health Center as needed. Clean glass; ensure Health Center is properly cleaned and maintained. Pick-up and/or deliver supplies from/to vendors etc. as needed. High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to understand and follow directions as assigned.

Experience in general repair. General knowledge of various types of equipment. Working knowledge of plumbing and electrical issues.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.

8. Marketing Intern #2208955

  • Web savvy a MUST, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
  • Assist with SEO, PR, articles & events
  • 16-24 hrs/wk paid internship
  • Veterans and New Bedford Residents strongly encouraged to apply

9. Electricians #2208952 – Beaumont Solar in New Bedford is a leading Solar PV engineering, design, installation and system maintenance company with vertically integrated in-house staff. Solid, continued growth in our Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets has opened the following position:

  • Electricians: MA and RI Licensed Electricians. Commercial utility experience is a must. Knowledge of solar PV and its components a plus
  • Knowledge of all NEC, local and state codes, OSHA
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with engineering and crew members
  • Comfortable on roofs. Comfortable working outdoors in year round conditions
  • Great team discipline and desire for career growth
  • Veterans and New Bedford Residents strongly encouraged to apply.

10. Front Desk Agent #2209071 – Process guest arrivals and departures, including all necessary payments. Handle & coordinate room assignments and pre-arrivals. Handle guests’ concerns. Offer referral for services and handle requests for information. Handle and store luggage. Assist with the check-in and check-out of groups and tours. Assist other departments as required. Open availability, customer service experience (hotel experience preferred), computer literate, punctual. High School Diploma required.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 9 April, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of April, 9th, 2013:

1. Maintenance/Housekeeping #2165926 – New Bedford Child & Family Services is currently looking to hire a Maintenance/Housekeeper for it’s new facility scheduled to open in May of 2013. Employer looking to fill position quickly. Interested applicant must have maintenance experience and be able to stand, lift, reach, bend carry up to 20 lbs. Some computer skills are also necessary along with good communication and able to take directions effectively.

hot-jobs-new-bedford2. Electrician & Electrical Apprentice #2165905 – Spark a new Career as an Electrical Apprentice! Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc., a leading electrical contractor with over 30 years of experience, is currently seeking Electrical Apprentices, and Licensed Electricians in the Southeastern MA area to work on high profile commercial/industrial projects. Must have a High School diploma or GED and a minimum of six (6) months of electrical and/or construction experience. TO APPLY: Please contact us at 800-421-0151 ext. 5339 or fax your resume to 508-429-2432.

3. Paving Laborer #2156831 – The position is for the 2013 Season. The P.J. Keating Company, one of the largest construction material producers and asphalt pavement contractors in New England and a leader in our industry. The territory covers Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Paving Laborer Summary: Perform a wide range of duties while working within a Heavy Highway Construction environment to ensure the smooth operations of daily activities associated with Municipal and State projects:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Shoveling, raking, and tamping bituminous asphalt & gravel type materials. Operate various pieces of equipment such as: power broom, plate compactor, jack hammer, Drive various vehicles such as pickup truck and rack body.
Requirements/Minimum Qualifications: Process knowledge of basic tools and their uses. Knowledge and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division and multiplication). Able to comprehend and follow directions given by supervisor. Must have the ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds, Must be able to arrive and start work on time. Must be able to work variable hours including daytime, nighttime & some weekend hours and overtime. General Concrete forming knowledge. Knowledge of general layout and the ability to set grades. Must be or have the ability to become a member of LIUNA. Must have a valid driver’s license for the areas of company operations. Must have minimum 3 years of related industry experience.

4. Preschool Teacher #2144073 – Full Time Teacher needed for Pre-school/ Day Care in Freetown, MA. Must be Massachusetts certified, EEC. CORI background check and DSS background check will be required for this position. Candidate must also have had a recent physical within the past year and immune for MMR. Four day work week with flexible schedule to be determined at interview.

5. Quality Assurance Technician #2152087 – Responsible for inspecting the process and production lines to monitor and verify the manufacturing and labeling of a quality product that will meet legal and company requirements. The ideal candidate will possess good math and computer skills and a Bachelors degree with one (1) year in a manufacturing environment with quality assurance and auditing experience. Will be required to record and enter related information into data base. Will train right candidate. Math, Good written and Verbal Communication, Computer. Word, Excel Bachelor preferred.

city-on-a-hill6. Principal In Training #2156814 – High School Principal in Training for New Charter Public School Opening August, 2014. Charter Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts. Training Location During 13-14 school year: Boston, Massachusetts. City on a Hill Charter Public Schools seeks principal in training to open and lead City on a Hill New Bedford summer, 2014. The Principal in training will spend the 13-14 school year mentoring at City on a Hill schools in Boston to learn all systems and protocols. A part-time salaried position, the principal in training for New Bedford will support the process of hiring and opening of a new high school for August 2014. Principal in training will have full exposure to and become trained to know the following organizational categories: All school-based accountability plans and outcomes. Day-to-day operations of the school, as well as the personnel involved, including (but not limited to): assemblies, home room, athletics and extracurricular, the front office, summer school and freshman academy, classroom instruction, faculty meetings, discipline and culture, local community relations, parent and school council. Evaluation of all faculty and staff according to established calendar and protocol. The Network Curriculum and interim assessment system according to established standards, protocol, and calendar ensuring high quality is maintained, high student outcomes achieved, and state and federal programs are compliant. Student Recruitment and community outreach. Discipline, school safety, and school-wide culture building. School-level budget development process and practices.

Qualifications Required: Masters in Education, MA Teacher Certification, 5+ years of urban teaching and school leadership experience, extremely self-directed and organized, supervision and evaluation experience
Qualifications Preferred: MA Principal Certification, SEI endorsement, experience in school discipline.

bookkeeper-hiring-new-bedford7. Bookkeeper #2172778 – Part time bookkeeper needed for a Mini Storage facility. Previous bookkeeping experience and Quickbooks knowledge necessary. This is a part time position and hours are flexible.

8. Office Manager #2172779 – Local mini storage facility looking for an experienced office manager. Must have sales experience, microsoft office, data entry, Quickbooks. Must have exceptional customer service skills and personable.

9. Line Cook #2179337 – We are looking for an experienced individual who enjoys working in the restaurant industry. Our dishes are created with care and ingredients largely comprised of recipes made in house. If you would like to learn how we operate with specific instructions and share some of your own skills, please email your resume including your most recent work history and references. High School Diploma MA Food Handler’s Certificate; fluent English speaking; fryer, grill, saute and broiling experience. Hours Per Week:36-42

10. Laborer #2172799 – Laborer, experienced with hand tools. Will be installing and repairing in ground and above ground pools. Will be working with cement. High school diploma, must have valid driver’s license and own transportation, quick learner and follows directions easily.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 2 April, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of April, 2nd, 2013:

1. Route Driver Helper #2122215 – A Route Driver Helper is responsible for safely and efficiently assisting in delivering, and unloading product sold to customers; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent preferred with one year of related experience; must be 18 years of age and customer service oriented with good communications and problem-solving skills; must be able to perform frequent lifting of 50 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds. Position must pass a post offer drug test and background check.

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2. Mechanical Assembly #2122219 – Local employer seeking Mechanical Assemblers. Must possess a strong work ethic, dependable, very conscientious and handy with tools. The process is very manual (no automated machines) – will be working with – drills, hot wire, heat guns, exacto knives and others as needed. Looking for Spanish/English speaking candidates.

3. Laborer #2130703 – Some basic gardening skills; i.e. weeding, raking, mulching. Must be self motivated with attention to detail, a positive attitude, reliable, have respect for fellow workers and the homeowners. References required, No criminal record, No drugs or alcohol. Garden maintenance at private residences in the Dartmouth, Westport & Little Compton areas. You are responsible for your own taxes, you will be sent a 1099 form after the end of the year. Drivers license and own transportation, speak fluent English. High school/ GED. Veterans encouraged to apply.

4. Order Selector #2143913 – An Order Selector selects product according to pick labels, places the product in the proper locations on pallets and prepares for shipping. Duties include: scan job functions into labor clock; obtain proper paperwork for the shift; may select products using Vocal-lex technology; manual transfer of cased product from pick slots to pallet and affix label; secure products on pallets; and other duties as assigned. Qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent.

5. Landscape Laborers #2135150 – Landscaper needed for local company. Previous landscaping experience preferred and must have transportation to and from starting point (Dartmouth, MA). Mandatory back ground checks are required by this employer.

6. Line Supervisor #2130618 – Local seafood plant has a new job opening. They are currently looking for a line supervisor. This person will have to be familiar with computers and machines. They will be running our IQF line. This is a computerized freezing tunnel. This position will be part time in the beginning. It will turn into full time once our busy season starts. The rate for this position will be $10 to $11 based on the current skills of the individual.

7. Class A Drivers #2130723 – Class A Drivers needed ASAP. Must have at least three years experience, valid medical card, drug free and willing to submit to testing at discussion. Willing to work long hours at different start and end times. Willing to sleep out if necessary. Able to perform vehicle inspection prior to driving. Able to fill out DOT log book. Able to load and unload trailers. Responsible to handle cash and paperwork. Courteous, safe and conscientious driver.

8. Sheet Metal Fabricator #1882262 – Award winning sign company seeking custom metal fabricators. Experience only; full time position. Must have operational experience: Brake & Shear Equipment, MIG Welding (aluminum), ability to read shop drawings. Competitive pay and benefits. Commitment to quality and efficient production with position attitude. Full capabilities of all power tools. Panel saws, brakes, welders a plus. Understand measuring, bolting, hoisting, use of drills. Auto cad a plus. Knowledge of UL Electrical requirements. Ballast, transformers, LEDs, neon, lamps and wiring. Applicant must have a HS Diploma or GED and five plus years of experience.

9. Driver/Chauffeur #2144003 – PT Driver/ Chauffeur for transportation to and from airports. Hours will vary depending on flight schedules and passengers. Updated license, a clean driving record and background check (CORI) will be required for this position. Experience and knowledge of the Boston area is preferred.

10. Office Manager #2151993 – Office Manager needed with experience in Excel, Word and paper and on-line application process. Must have great customer skills, and be dependable.

11. Customer Service Representatives #2151998 – Must have exceptional customer service skills. Position can lead to full time.




New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches Summer Jobs

New-Bedford-Parks-Recreation-Beaches-LogoThe City of New Bedford Office of Parks Recreation & Beaches announced today applications for seasonal summer jobs are now available. The department offers positions for New Bedford youth ages 16-24 for 8-10 weeks during the summer working in a variety of programs including the Play in the Park and Summer Food Program, Kennedy Summer Day Program, Beach Parking Operations, and Waterfront Lifeguarding. More than seventy positions will be offered through the Parks Recreation & Beaches Office throughout the summer, many are entry-level positions for youth seeking a summer opportunity and others require professional certification or job related experience.

Applications are available at the Administrative Office of Parks Recreation & Beaches at 181 Hillman St. Bldg 3; All applications must be returned to the Administrative Office Monday-Friday between the hours of 1:00pm-4:00pm. Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2013

Positions offered include: Site Supervisors, Van Aides, Beach Attendants, Kennedy Summer Day Program staff (experience preferred), and Lifeguards (must have proper certifications).

Applicants must attend one information session to complete their application; Information session dates are offered on Monday, April 15th at 6:15 pm or Wednesday, April 17th at 6:15 pm at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center.

For more information interested applicants may contact the Office of Parks Recreation & Beaches at (508) 961-3015 or stop by the office at 181 Hillman St. Bldg #3.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 26 March, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of March, 26th, 2013:

1. Shipper & Receivers #2071839 – IMMEDIATE HIRES. Must have reliable transportation, able to read and write English. Must be comfortable in working in a warehouse environment and have some experience, hard working and dependable. You must also pass an oral drug test.

2. Concrete Form Workers #2071857 – Experienced Concrete form workers needed, Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in advanced form work. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Applicant must be fluent in English. This is a 40 hour position with no overtime.

3. Stitchers #2075761 – Drapery stitcher experienced in handling and joining large piece goods with accuracy. Ability to learn various machines. Company is located in Brockton.

hot-jobs-new-bedford4. Customer Service Representatives #2075736 – Responsibilities for this position include but not limited to: Responsible for front-line communication with our sales representatives, customer and consumers regarding Custom Accessory products, programs, availability and lead time information. Assist customers/sales reps by entering/changing Customer Accessories orders and advising them of sales programs. Coordinate orders & artwork with vendors to achieve on time shipments and exceed customer expectation. Administer sales programs by consistently applying proper terms/discounts to each order. Answer customer/consumer, availability and order status as necessary. Assist in providing coverage for other Custom Accessory product lines.

5. Restoration Crew Chief #2089030 – Run a crew performing speciality cleaning and dry out services after fires and flooding. Rotating on-call schedule for after hours operations on emergency basis. Professionalism a must. IICRC certifications a plus. Portuguese-speaking a plus, lead-safe certification a plus. Must have at least one year experience.

6. Seasonal Camp Positions #2093377 – It is that season again for YMCA Southcoast! Looking for motivated and fun individuals to join our camp this season. To see all the positions we are offer, please refer to our website and apply thru our online application. Must be friendly, dependable and fun. Positions are located in Dartmouth and Mattapoisett MA.

7. Chiropractic Assistant #2093343 – Part time/10 hrs per week – ChiropracticUSA is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic team player with awesome communication skills and a desire to learn to assist with community education. Must be at least 18 years of age with Microsoft Office experience and 2 years of college.

8. Customer Service Representative #2105490 – Looking for experienced CSRs to provide exceptional customer service in a fast paced Call Center environment. Responsibilities include assessing customer needs and concerns, handling challenging situations in a courteous and professional manner, exercising decision making, problem solving and multitasking capabilities. Must have availability between the hours of 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM and must be available on Saturdays.




Job Opening: Assistant Superintendent Wastewater Division

waste-water-new-bedfordTITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT/IPP COORDINTOR
LEVEL: M-10
DEPARTMENT: DPI/WASTEWATER DIVISION
SALARY: $57,596 – $70,225 (FOUR STEPS)

FUNCTION: Supervises portions of and participates in the management of all aspects of the Wastewater Division, insuring proper operation, maintenance and compliance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Commissioner

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises general supervision over Wastewater Division personnel, temporary and other support staff as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
– The operation and maintenance of the City’s sewage and stormwater collection system, Septage receiving facility and Sullivan’s Ledge ground water treatment facility
– The City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program
– Participates in the implementation and management of ongoing activities for the following:

  • NPDES permitting and reporting
  • CSO and SSO monitoring and reporting
  • CMOM program
  • Hazardous waste inspections and disposal
  • Employee safety and program training
  • Contract operations of the wastewater treatment facility
  • Sludge Disposal
  • Consent Orders
  • Interpretation of analytical data
  • Investigates City’s receiving waters when sewage and/or industrial effluent is suspected
  • Gathers all pertinent data month
  • Determines whether or not septic haulers can dump into City sewer system The above covers the most significant responsibility of this position. It does not, however, exclude other occasional duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES: May serve on various employee or other committees as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, engineering or closely related field.
Five (5) years of experience in a wastewater utility.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
In depth knowledge of Industrial Pretreatment rules and regulations. Working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant and collection system maintenance and operation activities; working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices.

Ability to perform process control calculations; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments the public and State and Federal agencies; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Grade IV wastewater operator and collection system operator licenses, 40 hr OSHA Hazardous Waste training. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Mobile radio; telephone; personal computer; copy and fax machine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to sewage, fumes or airborne particles, hazardous waste, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Details on applying for this job here: http://newbedford-ma.gov/Personnel/employ.html




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 19 March, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of March, 19th, 2013:

1. Executive Administrative Assistant #2038585 – Experienced assistant needed for a local established employer. This position will require excellent phone and communication skills, strong customer service background and computer literate. Must be proficient in spreadsheet software – Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks. The selected candidate must be able to “think on their feet and work closely with management and owners. This is a full time position and work schedule will be discussed at time of interview.

hot-jobs-new-bedford12. PCA #2038548 – Looking for an experienced PCA to work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, as well as Saturday from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM and Sunday from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Qualified candidates must have a driver’s license and transportation, speak English and present a resume with references. But first they have to call 508-999-6858 for an appointment.

3. Receptionist #2047314 – The Receptionist handles customer inquiries both in person and on the phone, and provides information and assistance to staff and public according to established procedures. This position is also responsible for computer support, mailing, and other clerical duties to support the other staff members in a busy office environment. This position requires a professional demeanor and an orientation towards customer service.

Essential Functions: Answers, screens, and directs incoming calls; takes messages; places outgoing calls and arranges conference calls.

4. Laborer #2055255 – Fills hopper with insulation. Keeps trucks clean and organized. Helps setup and breakdown the job. Lays out ground protection and drop clothes. Prepares tools and materials for crew. Assists crew with basic tasks. Must be fluent in English. Background checks and CORI will be required.

5. Weatherization Technician #2055257 – Entry level weatherization worker, can handle majority of tasks including air-sealing and dense-packing. Must be fluent in English. Must have transportation. Background check and CORI will be required.

6. Weatherization Installer #2055259 – Has completed weatherization boot camp for air-sealing and insulation: Has carpentry skills to perform all scope duties including installing roof vents, building thermodomes and whole house fans, weather-stripping doors, removing & reinstalling siding, drilling and plugging holes, dense packing, air sealing, etc. Must have transportation. Must be fluent in English.

CORI and background check will be required.

7. Crew Leader #2055260 – Boot camp certified: Crew chiefs top worker: In charge of job if crew chiefs leaves for getting stock. Assists crew chief with distributing and monitoring other workers. Also responsible for quality control. Can perform blower door tests. Must be fluent in English. Must have transportation. CORI and background check will be required.

8. Crew Chief #2055261 – Working foreman: In charge of running a crew of 3-6 men. Responsible for safety and qualify control. Communicates with homeowners and office regarding issues and scope changes. CST course certified for combustion safety testing. Must have transportation.

Must be fluent in English. CORI and background check required.

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